| Jonathon Small |
|Family|| Madeline Small (mother)|
Peter Small (brother) †
|Appearances||The Sign of Three|
|Main actor||Jalaal Hartley|
Jonathan Small is the son of Madeline Small and the brother of Peter Small. When Peter was killed in action in Afghanistan, Jonathan blamed Peter's commanding officer James Sholto for his brother's death. He planned to kill James Sholto in revenge for his brother. He almost killed Private Stephen Bainbridge in a practice run for the murder, before his attempt on James' life was thwarted by the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.
Jonathan began to plot the murder of James Sholto. He dated at least five women, including Tessa, who were all part of James' household staff. He used the identities of recently deceased men, causing the women to later believed they had dated ghosts. This technique lead to his title of the Mayfly Man. Jonathan's romances with these women enabled him to see James' invitation to the wedding of John Watson and Mary Morstan. As James Sholto did not frequently go out into the public, Jonathan decided this would be the best opportunity to murder him.
Jonathan planned to stab James with a thin blade, with James' belt preventing blood loss until it was undone. Jonathan rehearsed the murder, stabbing Private Stephen Bainbridge outside Wellington Barracks. Though Stephen did not die, due to the work of John Watson, Jonathan decided to use this technique for James Sholto's murder.
Jonathan arranged to become the photographer at John and Mary's wedding. While arranging guests for a photograph, he stabbed James with a thin blade. He left the wedding after the ceremony and started driving home. However he was arrested by Greg Lestrade before he reached home.
Behind the scenesEdit
Jonathan Small was played by the British actor Jalaal Hartley.